Let her love and sweet nature be remembered today and forever...
  • 50 years old
  • Born on March 15, 1952 in Princeton, Indiana, United States.
  • Passed away on March 19, 2002 in Evansville, Indiana, United States.

Sandra Lee West “Sandy” was born on March 15, 1952 in Gibson County to parents Jasper “Red” and Betty Daniel.  Sandy Daniel grew up in Princeton, Indiana with her brothers and sisters: Bobby, Sharon, Debbie, Deana, and Billy.  She was number three out of six children.  She had a wonderful and normal childhood filled with warm summer days of playing outside with her siblings… games, bicycles, go carts, horses, goats, and was even chased by a headless chicken!  I’m not sure, but I don’t think she ever fully recovered from that traumatic event ;)

At a young age she met, fell in love, and married Dennis Dale West, son of Robert “Bob” West and Betty (West) Hedden on November 4, 1971.  The new bride was whisked away with her army husband to Panama where he was stationed. 

Sandy longed to be a mother and after some time, tears, and disappointments… she finally became pregnant with her first child, a daughter.  On June 3, 1977 - Denise Michele West was born.  Ten years later after some more time, tears, and disappointments… she became pregnant with her second child, a boy - Robert Daniel West was born on July 20, 1987.

The next 13 years seemed to have gone by too quickly because in 2000 Sandy was diagnosed with lung cancer – never a smoker.  As you can imagine it was a major shock and blow to the entire family.  Sandy, who was giving, loving, nurturing, a wonderful mother and wife… was told she had cancer.  It didn’t seem to make any sense.  For two years she endured chemo and radiation… anything to help prolong her life here on this earth with her husband and children.  By 2002 the cancer had spread to her brain.  On March 18, 2002 she was admitted into the hospital – on March 19, 2002 she passed away.

I, her daughter, have created this virtual memorial.  Even after 11 years I am still missing her just like it was yesterday.  I will hopefully add pictures and other stuff as time goes by.  She was loved and is still loved.  Gone, but not forgotten.

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